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Charles Amirkhanian interviews San Francisco artist Anna Banana, the organizer of the First International Art Meet, a combined conceptual art and sporting competition, which was held on Easter Sunday, March 30, 1975. The Meet included the Banana Olympics, a series of exciting and ridiculous track and field events; the Banana Eating Contest in which participants got one banana and were judged on their ability to amuse the audience with their performance; and a Banana Music Contest, featuring...
Topics: Interview, Bananas, Conceptual art, Music, KPFA-FM
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Recorded on location on August 19, 1980, and with the sounds of ongoing construction heard in the background, Charles Amirkhanian interviews David Landis, the Director of Public Relations for the San Francisco Symphony, about the new Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, which was to have its grand opening in a month’s time. Landis describes many of the then revolutionary acoustic technologies that were incorporated into the building’s design, including its movable fabric banners and acrylic...
Topics: Interview, Orchestral music, Auditoriums, Architectural acoustics, KPFA-FM
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From an interview recorded on March 11, 1983, Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer Laurie Spiegel about her past work with computer music, as well an upcoming concert by the Mostly Modern Ensemble that was to feature a new work for chamber orchestra. A selection of brief excerpts from Spiegel’s better known computer music are played while she offers some information about the types of computer systems and compositional tools she used to create them. Spiegel also describes how her style has...
Topics: Interview, Music, Computer music, Electronic music, KPFA-FM
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In a program recorded on March 2, 1970, host Richard Friedman is joined by poet and guitarist David Meltzer. Interspersed with a selection of original folk songs performed by David and Tina Meltzer, (that were unreleased at that time but are now available on the album “Green Morning”), are a number of poems and excerpts from poems written and read by David Meltzer. One of the original San Francisco Beat Generation poets, Meltzer’s works range from the erotic to the religious, with his...
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Topics: Interview, Music, Folk music, Poetry, KPFA-FM
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Mar 25, 2020
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A show, produced by Charles Amirkhanian in 1974 while he was in Holland working with VPRO Dutch radio as part of an exchange program, and later broadcast on KPFA in Berkeley as part of the Ode to Gravity series. Amirkhanian introduces music by David Johnson, an American composer who was then living in Cologne, Germany. Johnson, who received his Maters in Composition from Harvard College, was for many years an assistant to Karlheinz Stockhausen and Maurico Kagel, and later went on to form the...
Topics: Interview, Music, Electronic music, KPFA-FM, Animal sounds
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Charles Amirkhanian makes some promotional announcements for an Art show and two Arts journals during his October 18, 1972 radio program, Ode to Gravity. He first whispers an announcement for the Bay Area Roach Clip Show, which was sponsored by the San Francisco Museum of Conceptual Art. This is followed by brief descriptions of, and subscription information for, two Art and Poetry magazines, “Big Sky” published in Bolinas California, and “Odysseus: Magazine of the Arts” published in...
Topics: Promos, Other Finds, Announcements, Arts-Periodicals, KPFA-FM
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Mar 25, 2020
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“Beneath the Horizon I” a piece for 4 tubas and taped whale songs by Priscilla McLean. Mixed and compiled by the composer in the McLean Studio, 1982.
Topics: Music, Electro-acoustic music, Electronic music, Whales
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Mar 25, 2020
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This program includes two pieces by American composer and scholar Kyle Gann. Gann writes: “Mountain Spirit and Baptism represent an attempt to return to a narrative prose form in music, in contrast to the ‘poetic’ reptitions of minimalism. Like all my recent work, both are based on Native American music. Each uses a cyclical form, the cycles of the days and seasons being perhaps the one element of primitive cosmology for which civilized man still has an affinity.” Both works are heavily...
Topics: Music, 20th century classical, Chamber music, Septets
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This recording, originally from an analog 7 inch reel-to-reel titled simply “Cornflakes” compiles 4 text-sound compositions from artists affiliated with the Fylkingen society based in Stockholm; Sten Hanson, Svante Bodin, Diter Rot and Emmett Williams. Fylkingen has been a society for artists working in new and experimental art forms since the 1930’s. The recordings presented here have since been released by the Fylkingen Records label on the compilation “Text-Sound Compositions: A...
Topics: Music, Sound poetry, Electro-acoustic music, Text-sound compositions
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Recorded on March 25, 1974 at the Fireman’s Fund Auditorium in San Francisco, this is a concert of contemporary avant-garde music, presented by the San Francisco Chamber Music Society. Featured works include “Eucalypts II,” a trio for flute, oboe, and harp, by the Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu. This is followed by the first three of Luciano Berio’s “Sequenzas,” scored for solo flute, harp and woman’s voice, respectively. A brief piece for three drummers, entitled...
Topics: Music, Avant-garde, Chamber music, 20th century classical, KPFA-FM
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A concert by the French Parrenin String Quartet, given at Hertz Hall on the University of California Berkeley campus on July 23, 1968. The program featured works by Béla Bartok, Darius Milhaud, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Claude Debussy. Darius Milhaud: String Quartet No. 13, Op. 268 I. Très décidé II. Barcarolle III. Mexicana Béla Bartok: String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102 BB 110 I. Allegro II. Adagio molto III. Scherzo. Alla bulgarese IV. Andante V. Finale. Allegro vivace Ludwig van Beethoven:...
Topics: Music, Chamber music, String quartets, 20th century classical, 17th century classical
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A concert recording from April 12, 1980, presented at Mills College in Oakland, California. “The World of Darius Milahud” pays tribute to the 20th century French composer, who was also on the faculty of Mills College from 1940-1946, and alternately from 1946-1970. Program: POÈMES JUIFS, Op. 34 Donna Petersen, mezzo-soprano and Karen Rosenak, piano CANTATE DE L'ENFANT ET DE LA MÈRE, Op. 185 Marcello Panni, conductor; Madeleine Milhaud, recitante; Jane Galante, piano; The Kronos Quartet...
Topics: Music, 20th century classical, Composers-- France, Songs with piano, Monologues with music
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The great singer and harmonica blues legend Little Walter is discussed just 18 months after his death in Chicago at age 37 and presented by Arhoolie Records founder Chris Strachwitz. Louisiana-born Marion Walter Jacobs (1930-1968) came to be known as the Charlie Parker or Jimi Hendrix of his instrument, the harmonica. He revolutionized its use by cupping a small microphone in his hand over the instrument and amplifying it directly into the public address system, making it equal in volume to the...
Topics: Music, Blues music, Harmonica, Little Walter
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Sep 4, 2019
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"Extension I" is the first in a series of works aiming to extend the sound quality of certain live-instruments. In this piece it is the cello. Its sound is manipulated in different ways - from a low degree of manipulation, e.g. transposition, to an extremely high degree, e.g. a combination of layerings of loops and permutations with help from a Buchla synthesizer. The manipulated sounds are then juxtaposed with some pieces of the original sound material, in order to give depth to our...
Topics: Music, Electronic music, KPFA-FM, Electro-acoustic
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Winter and Spring series in 1987. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, five events hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists John Cage; Charles Boone; Fred Frith; Gyorgy Ligeti; Lois V Vierk.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music, A Conversation with Pierre Boulez: Le Maitre avec Marteau. Sunday February 16, 1986 2 pm at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco. With host Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Music, New music, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, Electro-acoustic
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Winter and Spring series in 1984. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Conlon Nancarrow; Henry Brant; Richard Felciano; Ellen Taffee Zwillich; Joan La Barbara; Dieter Schnebel; Frank Zappa.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Winter and Spring series in 1988. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, five events hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Dennis Russell Davies; Peter Gena; Paul Dresher and Rinde Eckert; Brian Eno; Mauricio Kagel.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Winter series in 1986. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Annea Lockwood; Keith Jarrett; Morton Feldman; Gavin Bryars; Pierre Boulez; Charles Dodge.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Spring series in 1989. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, four events hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Frederic Rzewski; Lou Harrison and Bill Colvig; Maggi Payne; Astor Piazzolla.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of a printed poster and press release for Speaking of Music events in the Spring of 1978. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium. Highlights events scheduled from January through May, 1978 featuring artists Roland Young; Maggi Payne; Lou Harrison and Bill Colvig; Nathan Rubin; Ric Kvistad and David Rosenthal; Robert Hughes and Amy Radnar; Robert Sheff “Blue Gene Tyranny”; Christalyn Brannen; Marcia Mikulak and Chris Berg; Gordon Mumma.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of a printed postcard mailer for Speaking of Music events in the Spring of 1991. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Susan Stone, Bernard Heidsieck, and Barry Conyngham.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, Sound poetry
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Fall series in 1988. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, five events hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Philip Glass; Sarah Hopkins; Leo Ornstein with Martha Anne Verbit; Janice Giteck; Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Fall series in 1985. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Tania Leon, Steve Reich, Gerhard Stabler, and Anthony Braxton.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Fall series in 1987. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, four events hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Margaret Fisher and Robert Highes; David Van Tieghem; Olly Wilson; and New Computer Music with Roger Reynolds, Laurie Spiegel, Michel Waisvisz, Paul DeMarinis, and John Bischoff.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events for the Fall series in 1986. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, five events hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian. Previews upcoming programs with artists Vincent Plush; Henry Kaiser, Charles K Noyes and Sang-Won Park; David Roosenboom; David Moss; Libby Larsen.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, Carl Stone: Electro-Acousticana. February 7, 1985. Programmer and host: Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Music, Electronic music, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, Electro-acoustic
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events in the Fall of 1984. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, programmed and hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. Highlights artists Glenn Branca, Meredith Monk, Milton Babbitt, Charles Shere, and Anthony Davis.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar, Avant-garde
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events in the Fall of 1983. Speaking of Music, Evenings with Great Performers hosted by Charles Amirkhanian. Highlights artists Robert Black, Concord String Quartet. Eliot Fisk, and Robin Kirck, the founding director and programmer for Speaking of Music. This is the season where then KPFA’s music director Charles Amirkhanian, began hosting the series.
Topics: Music, 20th century classical, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, Event calendar
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music presents Ali Akbar Khan with Swapan Chaudhuri, Tuesday May 19 1992, 8:00pm. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre. Hosted and programmed by KPFA’s Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Music, World music, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, Ragas
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events in the Spring of 1990. Highlights artists Marilyn Crispell, Leroy Jenkins, David Lang, Jinhi Kim, Trimpin, Robert Dick, Gloria Cheng, Julie Steinberg.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music,John Oswald: Plunderphonics. October 11, 1990 8:00pm. The Exploratorium, McBean Theater San Francisco. Hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Soundscapes, Plunderphonics, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, Avant-garde
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the printed mailer for Speaking of Music events in the Fall of 1989. Highlights artists Alvin Curran, Alan Hovhaness, Marilyn Crispell, and Pamela Z.
Topics: Music, Interviews, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Event calendar
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music, Alvin Curran: Waterworks. September 28, 1989 McBean Theatre 8pm. Hosted and programmed by Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Soundscapes, Music, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, Avant-garde
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Jul 24, 2019
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Speaking of Music, Leo Ornstein: Pioneer of American music with pianist Martha Anne Verbit. 20 October 1988 8:00PM. Host and producer of Speaking of Music: Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Music, 20th century classical, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music, Janice Giteck: Music and Healing 10 November 1988 8:00PM Host and producer of Speaking of Music: Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Music, New music, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, John Cage: My Opera Europera. Thursday 8, January 1987 8:00 pm. Produced and hosted by Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Music, Aleatory music, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, New music
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music, A Conversation with Keith Jarrett: The Master's Voice. January 23, 1986 at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco. With host Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Music, Jazz, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, 20th century classical
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music at the Exploratorium, Annea Lockwood, A Sound Ball. Thursday 16, January 1986 8:00 pm Produced and hosted by Charles Amirkhanian.
Topics: Soundscapes, Electronic music, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, Mixed media
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. The Exploratorium presents Speaking of Music featuring Steve Reich, with host Charles Amirkhanian, October 3, 1985.
Topics: Music, Minimalism, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, New music
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Jul 24, 2019
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A pdf copy of the event’s printed program. Speaking of Music with Frank Zappa, hosted by Charles Amirkhanian with Calvin Ahlgren, reader. Presented by the Exploratorium at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, Sunday May 20, 1984 8:00 pm
Topics: Music, Popular music, Speaking of Music Series, Exploratorium, Interviews, Avant-garde
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Jul 24, 2019
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In an interview recorded on May 20, 1984, before a live audience as part of the San Francisco Exploratorium's Speaking of Music series, Charles Amirkhanian speaks with Frank Zappa about his forays into, and subsequent retreat from, the world of so called “serious” music. Zappa begins his remarks with the proclamation that Art in America is dead. He then lays the blame for its moribund state on schools that have ceased to educate, a mass media that only entertains but never explores, and the...
Topics: Music, Popular music, Speaking of Music Series, Avant-garde, Interviews
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Other Minds’ 25th season started off with a special piano concert honoring the work and vision of Amercian composer Terry Riley. Riley, alongside award winning pianist Gloria Cheng, deliver a number of Riley’s solo keyboard works before closing the concert with a collaborative 4 hands performance of Cheng Tiger Growl Roar, recently composed in 2018.  This concert was held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum in San Francisco, CA on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  Two Pieces for...
Topics: Music, New music, Piano music, 21st century classical, Terry Riley
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Mar 21, 2019 Other Minds
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Philip Glass: Music for Two Pianos Wednesday, December 6, 2017, St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CA In honor of his 80th birthday … a benefit for OTHER MINDS Charles Amirkhaninan writes: "Other Minds has hosted its share of inimitables over the past quarter century of promoting maverick new music. But no one deserves that sobriquet more than my brilliant, talented and predictably adventurous friend Dennis Russell Davies. We thank him and Maki Namekawa for generously proposing...
Topics: Other Minds Presents, Music, Piano 4 hands, 20th century classical, Operas
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Performances by the Relâche Ensemble on the first day of the Festival of Contemporary Music at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater. Recorded on June 16, 1983. Works performed include “Hay Una Mujer Desapareceda” by Holly Near, “Reflections on Hay Una Mujer Desapareceda” by Christian Wolff, “Parousia” by William Schimmel, “Soundings: Irremedial” by Stephen Marcucci, “Long Island Sound” by William Hellermann, “Die Sieben Plagen” (The Seven Plagues) by Milko Keleman,...
Topics: Music, Chamber music, New music, Relache Ensemble for Contemporary Music
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A concert by the Relâche Ensemble on the second day of the Festival of Contemporary Music at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater. Recorded on June 17, 1983, this concert features two works for saxophones; Barton McLean’s “Dimensions III” and Nancy Chance’s Exultation and Lament “ for saxophone and percussion; as well as William Duckworth’s “Seven Regions” for amplified piano and Guy Klucevsek’s “Coincidental Music” for accordion and instrumental ensemble. Performers:...
Topics: Music, New music, Electro-acoustic music, Relache Ensemble for Contemporary Music
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A concert by the Relâche Ensemble on the third day of the Festival of Contemporary Music at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater. Recorded on June 18, 1983, this concert features Terry Riley’s “In C” and Joseph Kasinskas’ “Ocean Gate”. Performers: (In C) Laurel Wyckoff, flute Wesley Hall, clarinet Steve Marcucci, saxophones Marshall Taylor, saxophones David Gibson, cello Joseph Franklin, vibraphone John Dulik, electric piano Guy Klucevsek, accordion Romulus Franceschini, piano...
Topics: Music, New music, Minimalism, Relache Ensemble for Contemporary Music
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Mar 18, 2019 Relache
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Curated selections from a performance by Relâche at the Yellow Springs Institute for the Arts on July 17, 1983. Works include excerpts from Pauline Oliveros’ “The Well” (part I, solo and II, ensemble), and Malcolm Goldstein’s “Breath Within Cycles Becoming”. Oliveros collaborated with dancer/choreographer Deborah Hay on The Well, and Hay performed during this recording. Performers: (Part I and II) Pauline Oliveros, accordion Deborah Hay, choreography (Part II) Guy Klucevsek,...
Topics: Music, 20th century classical, Chamber music, Avant-garde, Relache Ensemble for Contemporary Music
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Curated selections from a concert by the Relâche Ensemble for Contemporary Music. Recorded at Drexel University’s Mandell Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 8, 1983. Selected works include “O King” by Luciano Berio, “Passages for 7 Instruments” by Paul Epstein, “Curriculum Vitae with Time Bomb” by Lukas Foss, and “The Well” by Pauline Oliveros. Performers: Barbara Noska, soprano (O King, The Well) Laurel Wyckoff, flute (O King, Passages, The Well) Wesley Hall,...
Topics: Music, 20th century classical, Chamber music, New music, Relache Ensemble for Contemporary Music
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Mar 18, 2019 Other Minds
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The Nature of Music: Common Ground featuring Raven Chacon Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:00pm Goldman Theater, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA This is a post-performance conversation led by Charles Amirkhanian. Presented by Other Minds and the David Brower Center on the closing night of the Brower Center’s exhibition “Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks”. Raven Chacon (born Fort Defiance, Navajo Nation, Arizona, USA) is a composer of chamber music, a performer of...
Topics: Nature of Music series, Field recordings, Navajo artists, Noise music, Interviews
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Dec 29, 2018 Other Minds
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The Nature of Music: Common Ground featuring Raven Chacon Wednesday, September 7, 2016 7:00pm  Goldman Theater, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA Presented by Other Minds and the David Brower Center on the closing night of the Brower Center’s exhibition “Common Ground: A Celebration of Our National Parks”. [This event also featured a conversation with Raven Chacon and Charles Amirkhanian, which was recorded on video and is not included in this two part program] 1. At The Point Where The...
Topics: Nature of Music series, Field recordings, Navajo artists, Noise music, Electronic music
The sixth concert of the 1981-82 season of the San Francisco Chamber Music Society featured the Jerome Neff Percussion Ensemble performing contemporary works for percussion by such luminaries as Carlos Chávez and John Cage as well as arrangements of many works by lesser known 18th century composers such as Louis Claude Daquin and François Joseph Gossec, among others. Also included is perhaps one of the first performances of “Mallets Aforethought”, a work by Wayne Peterson that was...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, Chamber music, 20th century classical, Percussion ensembles
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Dec 29, 2018
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A recording of Elliot Schwartz’s “Island” performed by the Utrecht Symphony Orchestra with Paul Hupperts conducting.  Recorded in September of 1970 at the premiere performance during the Gaudeamus International Music Week in the Netherlands, where the work received 2nd Prize in that year’s competition.  The composition which is in three connected sections, subtitled “Coney Island, England, and Monhegan Island (Maine),” is scored for orchestra and electronic tape, the latter of...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, Orchestral music, Electro-acoustic music, 20th century classical
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Dec 29, 2018
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This is a chillingly evocative musique concrète composition featuring live battle recordings of a variety of machine gun and artillery sounds mixed with feedback and  a Moog Synthesizer on a multi-track recorder. This is one of many anti-war pieces produced by David Berry while at Mills College in Oakland CA, during the Vietnam War. Some of the sounds heard include those of a Gatling gun, 30mm caliber machine gun, 20mm automatic, 20mm vulcan aircraft cannon, and a 75mm cannon.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, Musique concrète, Vietnam war, Battle sounds
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Dec 29, 2018
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Born to a royal family, famous for its musicians and holy men, Hidayat Khan is the first Indian musician to compose expressly for Western orchestras.  His music, written in Eastern modes, is passionate and very expressive.  Khan is the son of the musician and Sufi mystic, Inayat Khan, who in 1910 was the first to introduce Indian classical music to Western audiences.  Raised in Paris, Hidayat Khan studied with Nadia Boulanger, and has made the conscious decision to compose for Western...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interviews, Music, Sufism, Orchestral music
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Dec 29, 2018
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In an interview recorded on October 8, 1969, and broadcast the next day, Charles Amirkhanian talks to conductor Gerhard Samuel about the scheduled 1970-71 season of the Oakland Symphony Orchestra.  Samuel was one of the most adventurous concert programmers in America at that time, and the scheduled seasons’ offerings were to include Terry Riley’s “In C”, as well as works by Larry Austin, David Sheinfeld, Luciano Berio, Edward Applebaum (Oakland Symphony’s composer-in-residence), and...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interviews, Orchestral music, Conductors, 20th century classical
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Dec 29, 2018
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An interview with sculptor and political activist, Beniamino Bufano, originally recorded on February 11, 1957, in which the artist describes his work with Chinese potters and his memories of Mahatma Gandhi, including the Indian leader’s famous Salt March and subsequent imprisonment. Although Bufano is best known for his large, mostly granite, sculptures of simple, modernist shapes with smooth, rounded, surfaces, this interview serves as a reminder of his strong commitment to social causes and...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interviews, Modern art, Pottery, Ceramic sculpture
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In this half-hour program from KOPN’s Ionizations Concert Series, Diamánda Galás performs two pieces: “Eyes Without Blood”, and “Women With Steak Knives”, both of which were exalted by new music reviewers in Europe and New York. In the interiew preceding her performance, Galás describes her music as”...incandescent beauty and unfathomable ghastliness, tow polar opposites of the exploration of my own soul...I must be able to reflect that in my own music...I’m interested in...
Topics: KPFA-FM, Music, Performance art, Avant-garde, Ionizations
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Dec 29, 2018
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Interview with Edo de Waart by Charles Amirkhanian.  Topics include the opening of the new Davies Symphony Hall and the upcoming season of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.  They also discuss the SF Symphony's New and Unusual Music series in November that will highlight works by avant-garde composers.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Interviews, New music, Orchestral music, Classical music
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Dec 16, 2018 Other Minds
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The 23rd Other Minds Festival, focused on the art of Sound Poetry, took place in San Francisco at the ODC/Dance Theatre over the course of six days (April 9-14, 2018); OM’s longest festival to date which included five concerts and a day of lectures and workshops. This year’s line-up brought together old and new masters from several countries, all well representing the “intermedium between poetry and music”: Beth Anderson (US), Mark Applebaum (US), Tone Åse (Norway), Jaap Blonk...
Topics: Sound poetry, Text-sound compositions, Electro-acoustic music, Other Minds Festival, OM 23
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The 23rd Other Minds Festival, focused on the art of Sound Poetry, took place in San Francisco at the ODC/Dance Theatre over the course of six days (April 9-14, 2018); OM’s longest festival to date which included five concerts and a day of lectures and workshops. This year’s line-up brought together old and new masters from several countries, all well representing the “intermedium between poetry and music”: Beth Anderson (US), Mark Applebaum (US), Tone Åse (Norway), Jaap Blonk...
Topics: Sound poetry, Text-sound compositions, Multimedia, Other Minds Festival, OM 23
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Nov 17, 2018 Other Minds
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The 23rd Other Minds Festival, focused on the art of Sound Poetry, took place in San Francisco at the ODC/Dance Theatre over the course of six days (April 9-14, 2018); OM’s longest festival to date which included five concerts and a day of lectures and workshops. This year’s line-up brought together old and new masters from several countries, all well representing the “intermedium between poetry and music”: Beth Anderson (US), Mark Applebaum (US), Tone Åse (Norway), Jaap Blonk...
Topics: Sound poetry, Text-sound compositions, Electronic music, Other Minds Festival, OM 23
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Nov 10, 2018 Other Minds
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Other Minds, Inc., in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, presented Other Minds Festival V at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, March 25-27, 1999. The fifth Other Minds festival featured composers Linda Bouchard, Mary Ellen Childs, Luc Ferrari, Alvin Lucier, António Pinho Vargas, Julian Priester, Sam Rivers, Errollyn Wallen, and special guest artist Margaret Leng Tan. Each concert was preceded by a panel discussion with the evening’s artists,...
Topics: Music, Unconventional instruments, Percussion music, Other Minds Festival, OM 5
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Nov 8, 2018 Other Minds
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The 23rd Other Minds Festival, focused on the art of Sound Poetry, took place in San Francisco at the ODC/Dance Theatre over the course of six days (April 9-14, 2018); OM’s longest festival to date which included five concerts and a day of lectures and workshops. This year’s line-up brought together old and new masters from several countries, all well representing the “intermedium between poetry and music”: Beth Anderson (US), Mark Applebaum (US), Tone Åse (Norway), Jaap Blonk...
Topics: Sound poetry, Other Minds Festival, OM 23, Spoken Word
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The 23rd Other Minds Festival, focused on the art of Sound Poetry, took place in San Francisco at the ODC/Dance Theatre over the course of six days (April 9-14, 2018); OM’s longest festival to date which included five concerts and a day of lectures and workshops.  On April 10, 2018, two workshops were offered for those wanting to learn about sound poetry and even have a go at performing themselves. At 7:00pm Dutch artist Jaap Blonk led a workshop for vocalists and performers, or anyone who...
Topics: Sound poetry, Text-sound compositions, workshops, Audience participation, Other Minds Festival, OM...
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The 23rd Other Minds Festival, focused on the art of Sound Poetry, took place in San Francisco at the ODC/Dance Theatre over the course of six days (April 9-14, 2018); OM’s longest festival to date which included five concerts and a day of lectures and workshops. On April 10, 2018, two workshops were offered for those wanting to learn about sound poetry and even have a go at it themselves. At 3:00pm Italian sound poet Enzo Minarelli lectured on the origins of Sound Poetry. From its roots in...
Topics: Futurism, Dada, Lettrism, Sound poetry, Avant-garde, Other Minds Festival, OM 23, Lecture
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Oct 16, 2018 Other Minds
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Other Minds, Inc., in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, presented Other Minds Festival V at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, March 25-27, 1999. The fifth Other Minds festival featured composers Linda Bouchard, Mary Ellen Childs, Luc Ferrari, Alvin Lucier, António Pinho Vargas, Julian Priester, Sam Rivers, Errollyn Wallen, and special guest artist Margaret Leng Tan. Each concert was preceded by a panel discussion with the evening’s artists,...
Topics: Music, Other Minds Festival, OM 5, New music
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Sep 7, 2018 Other Minds
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Other Minds, Inc., in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, presented Other Minds Festival V at the Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, March 25-27, 1999. The fifth Other Minds festival featured composers Linda Bouchard, Mary Ellen Childs, Luc Ferrari, Alvin Lucier, António Pinho Vargas, Julian Priester, Sam Rivers, Errollyn Wallen, and special guest artist Margaret Leng Tan. Each concert was preceded by a panel discussion with the evening’s artists,...
Topics: Music, Electro-acoustic, Chamber music, Other Minds Festival, OM 4, Art songs
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Aug 23, 2018 Other Minds
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Other Minds, Inc., in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and with the In Performance Series at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center, presented Other Minds Festival IV at the Cowell Theater, at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, November 10-12, 1997.     The third concert of the 4th Other Minds was held on November 12, 1997, and was preceded by a panel discussion, “Where Is Our Voice Now?”. The participating composers in the discussion included Carl Stone, Mamoru...
Topics: Music, Electro-acoustic, 20th century classical, Chamber music, OM 4, Other Minds Festival
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Aug 18, 2018 Other Minds
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Other Minds, Inc., in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and with the In Performance Series at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center, presented Other Minds Festival IV at the Cowell Theater, at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, November 10-12, 1997. The second concert on November 11, featured a diverse palette of works from performing composers Carl Stone, Hafez Modirzadeh, and Henry Brant. Additional performers included the Chromodal Consort and The Onyx Quartet....
Topics: Music, Electro-acoustic, Art songs, Chamber music, OM 4, Other Minds Festival
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Aug 17, 2018 Other Minds
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Other Minds, Inc., in association with the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and with the In Performance Series at the Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center, presented Other Minds Festival IV at the Cowell Theater, at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, November 10-12, 1997.   The first concert of the 4th Other Minds featured several electronic and mixed media works by composers Laetitia Sonami, Donald Swearingen, Pamela Z, and video artists Visual Brains.  Program:  Laetitia Sonami: She...
Topics: Electro-acoustic, Music, Other Minds Festival, OM 4, Electronic, Mixed media, Performance art
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On this KPFA Recording, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Dutch experimental radio host and curator Willem de Ridder. De Ridder’s experimental practices in Europe include hosting a radio program that will play whatever cassette somebody sends in in order to spread knowledge of and cultivate a community of radio and cassette experimentalists. De Ridder extends these practices to live shows where the audience is encouraged to bring cassettes to be played in the hall then and there and hosting...
Topics: Music theatre, Interview, Hörspiel, Performance art, Dutch radio, KPFA-FM
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer-performer-improviser Alvin Curran, who comes to San Francisco from Rome for the performance of his piece Canti Illuminati for solo piano, voice, and tape. The inspiration comes from songs his father would sing in synagogue, which is included in the piece as well as excerpts from James Joyce’s Finnegan’s Wake, a singing woman in Florence, a chorus, and Curran himself performing on piano and synthesizer. Curran also discusses his performance practice as...
Topics: Electronic, Interview, Alvin Curran, Electro-acoustic, KPFA-FM, Morning Concert series
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In this rare 1970 interview, complete with operator connection, Charles Amirkhanian conducts an interview with American composer Benjamin Lees. The interview focuses on the work of George Antheil, and extends from there into Antheil’s dual identity as a composer and how those identities interact with the artistic community and beyond.
Topics: Interview, George Antheil, 20th century classical, Benjamin Lees, Charles Amirkhanian
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In this 1973 Interview, Charles Amirkhanian interviews famed American music critic and composer Virgil Thomson. Conversation topics include the Balinese gamelan-inspired music of Colin McPhee, George Antheil’s work in the early part of the 20th century, and specifically his approach to time in his compositions.
Topics: 20th century classical, Interview, Virgil Thomson, New music, George Antheil, Charles Amirkhanian
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Jul 3, 2018
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Here is a 1984 recording of SONOR Ensemble performing a concert of new music by Roger Reynolds, Bernard Rands, and Robert Erickson. SONOR served as UCSD’s resident contemporary music ensemble between 1977 and 2006. The ensemble is here conducted by Jean-Charles François for Reynolds’s Archipelago (1983) and John Silber for Erickson’s Taffytime (1983). Bernard Rands’s Canti del Sole (1983) is conducted by the composer and features tenor Paul Sperry.
Topics: Music, Electro-acoustic, 20th century classical, Electronic, Robert Erickson
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In this 1974 interview, Charles Amirkhanian interviews German-American conductor William Steinberg. Topics of conversation include the unfortunate end-state of composer George Antheil’s career, concerts of Beethoven’s 9th symphony in Central Park and parks throughout New York, the conductor’s relationship with contemporary music, and the music of Johannes Brahms.
Topics: 20th century classical, Interview, William Steinberg, New music, conductors, Charles Amirkhanian
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Jun 20, 2018 Other Minds
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The 23rd Other Minds Festival, focused on the art of Sound Poetry, took place in San Francisco at the ODC/Dance Theatre over the course of six days (April 9-14, 2018); OM’s longest festival to date which included five concerts and a day of lectures and workshops. This year’s line-up brought together old and new masters from several countries, all well representing the “intermedium between poetry and music”: Beth Anderson (US), Mark Applebaum (US), Tone Åse (Norway), Jaap Blonk...
Topics: Other Minds Festival, Sound Poetry, OM 23, New music, Text-sound, Experimental literature
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The 22nd Other Minds Festival was a special tribute to one of the most gifted and inspiring figures in the history of American classical music, Lou Harrison. “Just 100: Hommage to Lou Harrison” celebrates his 100th birth anniversary with two very special concerts held in February and May, 2017 at the Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco. The second concert - Lou Harrison Gamelan Masterpieces - was held on May 20th, to a capacity audience of 800 people. The first half of the concert...
Topics: Other Minds Festival, Music, OM 22, New music, 20th century classical, Lou Harrison
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Mar 23, 2017 Other Minds
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The 22nd Other Minds Festival was a special tribute to one of the most gifted and inspiring figures in the history of American classical music, Lou Harrison. In 2017 we celebrate his 100th birth anniversary with two very special concerts at the Mission Dolores Basilica in San Francisco. The first concert, Pacific Rim Centennials, was held on February 18th and paid tribute not just to Lou Harrison but to a fellow centenarian, Korean composer Isang Yun. Yun and Harrison knew and respected each...
Topics: Music, Other Minds Festival, New music, OM 22, 20th century classical
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Feb 5, 2017
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The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in October. Produced by the local ensemble Relâche, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza’s, all performed by a...
Topics: Music, New Music America, New music, Accordion music
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Dec 27, 2016
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Host Charles Shere provides an account of the events accompanying the American premieres of Karlhienz Stockhausen’s “Momente.” Included are descriptions of lectures and discussions of the work and contemporary choral music in general which were held from February 29th to March 1, 1964, and which was attended by a variety of church choir directors, high school and primary school teachers, university professors, and conductors who were already challenged by the changes wrought by such...
Topics: Lecture, Avant-garde
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Dec 27, 2016
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The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in October. Produced by the local ensemble Relâche, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza’s, all performed by a...
Topics: World music, Music, New music, 20th century classical, Avant-garde
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Dec 27, 2016
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The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in October. Produced by the local ensemble Relâche, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza’s, all performed by a...
Topics: 20th century classical, Music, New music, Unconventional instruments
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Dec 27, 2016
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Interview with American composer Elliott Carter by Glenn Glasow (former Music Director at KPFA-FM, Berkeley). This interview was originally recorded on September 2, 1960.
Topics: Interview, 20th century classical
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Musical selections from a concert held by the Society for the Performance of Contemporary Music on February 2, 1966. Featured composers include Loren Rush, Christopher Lantz, Anton Webern, and Olivier Messaien.
Topics: New music, Music, 20th century classical
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Dec 27, 2016
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The 1987 New Music America Festival was held in Philadelphia during the first two weeks in October. Produced by the local ensemble Relâche, this 10 day extravaganza of adventurous musical programing featured over 20 concerts, lectures, and sound installations. A wide range of sonic delights were offered, ranging from 20th century classical works for instrumental ensemble, to examples of experimental electronic wizardry, to incomparable improvisational jazz extravaganza’s, all performed by a...
Topics: Free improvisation, Music, New music
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Oct 17, 2016 Other Minds
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The Nature of Music: Polar Soundscapes, featuring Cheryl E. Leonard with Phillip Greenlief. Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7:30pm. Goldman Theater, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA . This is a 6 part program with 5 compositions by Leonard and a post-performance conversation led by Paul Dresher. Presented by Other Minds and the David Brower Center as a closing event for the exhibit: Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art 1775-2012. This is NOM no. 01. About The Nature of Music: From the...
Topics: Field recordings, Music, Nature sounds, Antarctica, Cheryl E. Leonard, Soundscapes, Unconventional...
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Aug 5, 2016 Other Minds
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Other Minds’ 21st Festival of New Music took place at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center over the course of two evenings and one afternoon during March 4-6, 2016. The three concerts featured works of ten American and international composers; Lasse Thoresen (NO), Cecilie Ore (NO), Oliver Lake (US), Larry Polansky (US), John Oswald (CA), Nicole Lizée (CA), Phil Kline (US), Michael Gordon (US), and two OM alumini, Gavin Bryars (UK), and Meredith Monk (US). Preceding the second concert on Saturday,...
Topics: 21st century classical, Music, Motion pictures, Panel discussion, Piano music
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Aug 5, 2016 Other Minds
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Other Minds’ 21st Festival of New Music took place at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center over the course of two evenings and one afternoon during March 4-6, 2016. The three concerts featured works of ten American and international composers; Lasse Thoresen (NO), Cecilie Ore (NO), Oliver Lake (US), Larry Polansky (US), John Oswald (CA), Nicole Lizée (CA), Phil Kline (US), Michael Gordon (US), and two OM alumini, Gavin Bryars (UK), and Meredith Monk (US). The third and final concert was dedicated...
Topics: Avant-garde, Music, Vocal ensembles, Vocal music, New Music
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Aug 5, 2016 Other Minds
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Other Minds’ 21st Festival of New Music took place at San Francisco’s SFJAZZ Center over the course of two evenings and one afternoon during March 4-6, 2016. The three concerts featured works of ten American and international composers; Lasse Thoresen (NO), Cecilie Ore (NO), Oliver Lake (US), Larry Polansky (US), John Oswald (CA), Nicole Lizée (CA), Phil Kline (US), Michael Gordon (US), and two OM alumini, Gavin Bryars (UK), and Meredith Monk (US). Preceding the first concert on Friday,...
Topics: New Music, Music, Mixed Media, Panel discussion, 21st century classical
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Jun 26, 2016 Trevor Wishart
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This very personal and impressionistic work, attempts to recapture the excitement of the world as viewed through the eyes of a three-year old child. It uses the sounds of my daughter's voice, her name (Anna Ruth) and a large number of both concrete and synthesized sound-materials. The piece was made over a period of 5 weeks in the studios of San Jose State University and the University of Texas at Austin. I would like to thank the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and the Hinrichsen Foundation for...
Topics: Computer music, Music, Electronic music
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From a recording made in 1962, composer and music critic Eric Salzman provides an overview of several seminal works by Edgard Varèse as well as discussing the impact Varèse has had on contemporary music.
Topics: WBAI, Avant-garde, Documentary, KPFA-FM, Music
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The Reverend Roger Pritchard reads an article from the front page of the Jan. 12, 1972 edition of the “Wall Street Journal.”  Written by staff reporter Bob Howard, the article relates the work of the economist  Edward R. Dewey, whose investigations into the cyclical nature of many types of phenomena were generally met by widespread skepticism.  Working as the Chief Economic Analyst of the Department of Commerce in 1931 Dewey became interested in cycles when he was asked by President...
Topics: Lecture, KPFA-FM, Forecasting, Wall Street Journal, Current events, Spoken word
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Charles Amirkhanian interviews Frank Zappa by phone upon his 52nd birthday. They discuss recent performances of Zappa's works for orchestra, his new albums including "Playground Psychotics", and his battle with cancer. Audio quality is poor at times.
Topics: Interview, Ode to Gravity, KPFA-FM, Popular music
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Charles Amirkhanian talks with a long time friend, Douglas Rippey, who was scheduled to go on trial in Fresno, California on January 22, 1970 on charges of refusing induction into the military. This was the first trial of a conscientious objector in Fresno to receive widespread community exposure and support. Pretrial motions challenging the constitutionality of the draft law, legality of war in general and the Vietnam War in particular, were denied by Federal Judge M. D. Crocker. Rippey’s...
Topics: Current Events, KPFA-FM, Other Finds, Interview
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Jun 25, 2016 Anthony Gnazzo
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Two versions of a text based work by electronic music composer Anthony J. Gnazzo. This serves as another fine example of one of the many word-tape compositions Gnazzo is known for.
Topics: Spoken word, Electronic music, Electro-acoustic, Text-sound compostions
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Jun 25, 2016
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On November 16 & 17, 1978, a concert of provocative and exciting new electronic tape pieces, produced at the Stanford University Artificial Intelligence Center, was presented at the Stanford Museum of Art. Here is a program featuring a majority of those works by such composers as John Chowning, Gareth Loy, Paul Wieneke, Bill Schottstaedt, and kindly provided to KPFA by composer Michael McNabb of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Most of these works were...
Topics: Morning Concert, Interview, Electronic music, KPFA-FM, Music
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Jun 25, 2016
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Nicolas Slonimsky conducts the New Haven Civic Orchestra in the performance of works by Charles Ives, Edgard Varèse, and his own, recorded in 1974.
Topics: KPFA-FM, Nicolas Slonimsky, Music, Orchestral music, New music
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Jun 25, 2016
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Recording of an All-American Recital February 19, 1965. Fresno State College Music Auditorium. Members of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia performing. Pt. I: Introduction and Allegro (1963) (06:01) / Milan Kaderavek -- Once a Lady Was Here (01:56) / Paul Bowles -- Snow Toward Evening (01:38) / Elinor Remick Warren -- Three Barcarolles: I. Graceful (1949) (03:18 ) / Ned Rorem -- Romance (01:52) / Sol Cohen-- Scherzo (03:04) / Sol Cohen -- Piece for Four Pianos (1957) (04:00) / Morton Feldman -- Prelude...
Topics: Music, Chamber music, 20th century classical, Fresno State College